Plenty of endemic bird species in Wadi Thee Gazelle – Taif

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Whilst birding the Wadi Thee Gazelle area of Taif we came across a good number of Arabian Endemic Species, seeing eight out of the twelve species. The high rainfall in the mountains in spring 2016 appears to have produced a good breeding season for many species and adults with juveniles of and were seen.

Very large numbers of Arabian Serins were seen in many areas and also appeared to be quite numerous.

Other good birds were also seen in this excellent birding location and I managed to photograph a few Cinnamon-breasted Buntings as well as a .

Arabian Serin
Arabian Waxbill
Arabian Wheatear
Arabian Wheatear
Yemen Thrush
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
Eurasian Hoopoe

 

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Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

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Karen Lyons Kalmenson

birds are god’s angels on earth